Brice Marden, ‘Nan Golden's "Brice Marden's Studio" (Signed by Brice Marden), 1995’, 2015, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare poster was published on the occasion of Brice Marden's 1996 exhibition at the Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea, New York City. The image is based on Nan Goldin's 1995 photograph of Marden working in his studio. We brought this vintage poster personally to the opening of Brice Marden's exhibition "New Paintings and Drawings" in November 2015 at the Matthew Marks Gallery, and he boldly signed it for us in black marker.

Signature: Boldly signed lower right by Brice Marden in black pen

Publisher: Matthew Marks Gallery

Provenance is direct and irrefutable. Brice Marden signed the poster for us at his 2015 opening.

About Brice Marden

Best known for his striking calligraphic abstractions and serene early monochromes, Brice Marden is among the most esteemed and influential artists working today. In his trademark lyrical works, Marden paints a network of serpentine lines flowing hypnotically throughout the picture plane; he sometimes replaces paintbrushes with sticks or other natural implements to effect a more gestural and organic appearance. Marden draws on a range of influences in his practice, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg (for whom he worked) and Asian art and calligraphy, as well as the Old Masters, rejecting most of his contemporaries as overly clinical. In his early monochrome works, created amidst the Color Field Painting and Minimalism of 1960s New York, Marden used abstraction deliberately as a way to evoke an emotional and subjective response from his viewers. “You should just look at it and react to it on your own,” he says. “Just relax and let go.”

American, b. 1938, Bronxville, New York